Campaign to End the Death Penalty
A national grassroots abolitionist organization
that works with prisoners, family members and organizers. CEDP publishes
a newsletter called The New Abolitionist (free to prisoners).
Canadian Coalition Against
the Death Penalty - CCAPD is s not for profit organization
dedicated to abolishing the death penalty. Site includes inmates
currently on death row, executed prisoners, prison pen pals,
upcoming execution dates, and those who have been exonerated, re
sentenced, and released.
Catholics Against Capital Punishment - CACP strives to insure
that members of the clergy and laypeople -- both Catholic and
non-Catholic -- are aware of, and understand the seriousness of,
Church teachings on capital punishment. It seeks to instill in
elected officials the courage to resist the temptation to support
the death penalty as a politically-expedient way of promoting
themselves as "tough on crime."
Chicago Innocence Project
The Chicago Innocence Project investigates cases in
which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit,
with priority to murder cases that resulted in sentences of death or
life without parole. CIP involves college students, community residents,
private investigators and journalists in the reporting process. Does not
represent clients in criminal cases, but after our investigation is
completed, outside counsel may bring new evidence of innocence to court.
The fundamental goal is to expose and remedy wrongdoing by the criminal
Death Penalty Focus
Dedicated to abolishing capital punishment through
grassroots organizing, media outreach, nationwide coalition building,
and education of political and civic leaders and the public about the
death penalty and its alternatives. Does not offer any legal services or
become involved in individual legal cases.
Death Penalty Information Center
DPIC focuses on disseminating studies and reports
related to the death penalty to the news media and general public
covering subjects such as race, innocence, politicization, costs of the
death penalty, and more. Most of their publications are freely
downloadable from their website, or available for a small fee in printed
format. Request a copy of their Resource Order Form, and also a
current list of their publications concerning individual state death
Death Row Support Project
Offers pen-pal services to death row inmates only.
Can connect Spanish-speaking pen-pals on a limited basis.
Fight the Death Penalty in the US
- This website is dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in
The Habeas Corpus Resource
Center - HCRC, located in San Francisco, provides counsel to
represent indigent men and women under sentence of death in
California. The HCRC's mission is to provide timely, high-quality
legal representation for indigent petitioners in death penalty
habeas corpus proceedings before the Supreme Court of California and
the federal courts.
KCADP - The Kentucky Coalition
to Abolish the Death Penalty.
- Not-for-profit, nonpolitical organization dedicated to obtaining a
moratorium on the death penalty internationally.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Publishes "Lifelines", a quarterly newspaper about
what's going on in the struggle for death penalty abolition. Does not
offer legal resources.
Ohio's Death Row
- Resources related to Ohio's Death Row. Includes information about
the history of, procedures used, current and past inmates, etc.
The Other Death Penalty Project
A national, grassroots, organizing campaign founded
and managed by life without the possibility of parole prisoners with the
goal of ending the other death penalty. Through peaceful, nonviolent
activism, the Project hopes to join in the death penalty abolition
movement to end ALL forms of the death penalty, including death by
Pro-Death Penalty.com -
A site developed as a resource for those searching the internet for
pro-death penalty information and resources. Capital punishment is a
topic that brings up deep emotional reactions for those on both
sides of the issue and conflict for those who are undecided how they
feel. We have developed a database of the victims of death row
inmates. Most similar databases list the inmate, with very little,
if any, information about their victims. Our database is indexed by
the name of the victim. Currently, it contains over 1800 names of
victims. There are over 3500 inmates currently on death row, and
many have multiple victims so the database will eventually contain
about five times as many names as it currently has.
Tolerance: Death Penalty - Site dealing with the execution of
criminals found guilty of having committed serious crimes. This used
to be a universal practice. Most democracies in the world have
abandoned the death penalty. The U.S. and Japan and South Korea are
the only exceptions. No matter what your beliefs are, you will
certainly see material with which you strongly disagree.
Southern Center for Human Rights
The Southern Center for Human Rights provides legal
representation to people facing the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama
only, and also publishes a Parolee Handbook, which serves as a guide the
parole consideration process for people in Georgia's prisons. SCHR also
publishes The Georgia Advocacy Handbook, a 46 page manual which helps
explain the hierarchy in the GDC and how to maneuver within in it.
Through this handbook families and friends of people incarcerated in
Georgia will learn how to become advocates and implement appropriate and
effective steps to resolve problems inside Georgia prisons.
Texas Campaign to Abolish the Death
Penalty - The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
(TCADP) is a grassroots Texas organization comprised of
individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all
cases, everywhere. We are an inclusive organization composed of
human rights activists; death row prisoners and their families;
crime victims and their families; persons working within the
criminal justice system; persons opposed to capital punishment on
religious and moral grounds; and other concerned citizens
opposed to capital punishment.
Texas Defender Service - TDS
is a private, non-profit law firm recognized under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code. Founded in 1995, TDS's mission is to
help improve the quality of representation afforded to indigent
Texans charged with a capital crime or under sentence of death. The
firm's activities include: Directly representing death row inmates
at all levels of the appellate process, concentrating primarily on
representation in state and federal habeas corpus appeals.
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - WCADP seeks
to abolish the death penalty. We work to educate the public,
advocate through activities in the community, and inform political
leaders. WCADP fulfills its mission by: Providing newsletters, other
written resources, and an active Speaker's Bureau; Coordinating
anti-death penalty activities across the State of Washington;
Working with the media; Educating the Legislature; and Supporting
Washington State death row prisoners.